Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Loggerhead sea turtle

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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm (35 in) long when fully grown, although larger specimens of up to 280 cm (110 in) have been discovered.

Young loggerheads are exploited by numerous predators; the eggs are especially vulnerable to terrestrial organisms. Once the turtles reach adulthood, their formidable size limits predation to large marine animals, such as sharks.

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